Centre For Green
Building Material and Technology


Bamboo Canopy


Date: July 22, 2013 Organizer: BMS School Of Architecture, Bangalore

CGBMT conducted a Design-build workshop for students of BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore. An Entrance canopy for the Architecture Department was constructed, using Bamboo as the primary material. The aim was to demonstrate  how Bamboo can replace the energy intensive steel that is conventionally used, while also proving the strength of Bamboo as a structural material.

The basic treatment and processing methods were taught before beginning the construction. The structure used Bamboo poles as supports, while bamboo splits tied together acted as the canopy. The students worked on the structure with  their own hands and erected it in their Campus.